Taught course

Gender Studies

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Sociology and Social Policy
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a social science subject.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Sociology and Social Policy admissions team.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Gender studies is an exciting area of research, exploring gender relations in the past, present and future. This programme draws on a variety of perspectives to analyse social and cultural phenomena through the lens of gender.

Supported by our Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, you’ll be able to explore approaches from across a range of academic disciplines. You’ll learn the principles of conducting research on gender and examine issues that both shape and are shaped by gender relations, such as family roles, reproductive technologies, citizenship, sexuality and culture.

Core modules in gender theory and research will lay these foundations, and you’ll build on them by choosing from a range of options on topics such as gender and development, care, gender equality in the workplace, race and sexuality. There has never been a more exciting time to study gender, and this programme will give you an insight into this vital and fascinating field.

Information for international students

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:

  • don't meet the English language requirements for your course or
  • want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.

Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. For information and entry requirements, read Language for Communication and Society (6 weeks) and Language for Social Science and Arts: Communication and Society (10 weeks).

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £8,000
International students
Total: EU £8,000 Non EU £18,500

The School of Sociology and Social Policy offers a full fee scholarship to an international student studying any postgraduate course in the School except MSc Inequalities and Social Science. FInd out more.

The University also has scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more on the scholarship page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Centre for Gender Studies
Email
pgssp@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 8056